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    The Morning Vertical, January 13, 2016
    Jan13

    The Morning Vertical, January 13, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hungary to Meet NATO Defense Spending Goal by 2026
    Jan13

    Hungary to Meet NATO Defense Spending Goal by 2026

    Hungary will increase its defense spending gradually to 2 percent of its economic output by 2026 from 0.95 percent now, Defense Minister Istvan Simicsko said Thursday. Hungary, which joined NATO in 1999, spends less on defense than other eastern European members Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Although military spending...

    FakePrez.Con
    Jan13

    FakePrez.Con

    “I first came to Chicago when I was in my early 20s, still trying to figure out who I was,” President Obama told the nation on Tuesday. After eight years of his presidency, many others are still trying to figure out who, exactly, this guy is. His farewell address offered few clues but his own books and those of his narrator confirm that the...

    Biden Praises Pence For Knowledge Of Russia; Gives Him Tips On Ukraine
    Jan13

    Biden Praises Pence For Knowledge Of Russia; Gives Him Tips On Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised the man who will replace him, saying Vice President-elect Mike Pence knows more about Russia than his running mate Donald Trump. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chinese Media Has Told Rex Tillerson to ‘Prepare For a Military Clash’
    Jan13

    Chinese Media Has Told Rex Tillerson to ‘Prepare For a Military Clash’

    China’s state media has responded forcefully to suggestions by U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson that China should be barred from the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, warning that any such attempt would force a “devastating confrontation” and both sides should “prepare for a military clash.” On Wednesday,...

    Russia Returns to Afghanistan
    Jan13

    Russia Returns to Afghanistan

    Arif Rafiq Politics, Eurasia Russia could ally with China and Pakistan to create an alternative bloc to the U.S-led coalition. Russia is a great power that retains muscle memory (and a strategic arsenal) from its past superpowerdom. In the Ukraine and Syria, Russia has challenged the United States—its former peer and a hesitant hegemon in...

    Key Senate committee won’t probe possible Trump-Russia collusion
    Jan13

    Key Senate committee won’t probe possible Trump-Russia collusion

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday his panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election would not look into possible contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.Burr’s comments raise questions about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s piecemeal...

    What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?
    Jan13

    What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?

    STEVE INSKEEP: Now, President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. His choice for defense secretary views Russia as America’s number one threat. Let’s listen to General James Mattis at his hearing today. GEN. JAMES MATTIS (RET.), Secretary of Defense-Designate: I would consider the principal threats to...

    Poland rejoices as 3,500 U.S. troops arrive to deter Russia
    Jan13

    Poland rejoices as 3,500 U.S. troops arrive to deter Russia

    Deployment part of a larger NATO commitment to protect region worried about Vladimir Putin’s intentions after annexation of Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Tillerson irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea
    Jan13

    Tillerson irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea

    Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2107, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Credit: AP) Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department top U.S. diplomat has stoked confusion over South China Sea policy by...